Superstition, lack of awareness worsening cases of elephantiasis – Expert

Dr Ayesha Akinkugbe, a consultant dermatologist and genito-urinary physician at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, tells ALEXANDER OKERE about elephantiasis, a common but neglected tropical disease in Nigeria What is elephantiasis? Elephantiasis, also known as lymphatic filariasis and considered globally as a neglected tropical disease, is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, thread-like…

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